Hertfordshire County Council is aiming to bring in a new speed limit for the main route between north St Albans and the M1 in autumn this year (2024).

On Friday, May 3, the local authority announced plans for a new 50mph zone on Redbourn Road, between Hogg End Lane and Beaumont Hall Lane.

There will also be an extension to the 40mph zone at the Redbourn village end of the road.

A spokesperson for Hertfordshire County Council confirmed yesterday (May 15): "We are aiming to implement the new speed limits in the autumn, subject to the outcome of the formal consultation on the draft traffic regulation order that is currently underway."

A consultation on the change took place in December last year, with over 1,200 responses received.

Over three quarters - 77 per cent - of respondents supported the proposal to lower the national speed limit section of Redbourn Road to 50 mph


Community concern over the safety of the road has also been expressed in two separate petitions for works to be delivered.

Further information can be found at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/trafficorders by selecting St Albans and looking at Ref: SA00524.

Herts Advertiser: Redbourn Road, near St Albans and the M1.Redbourn Road, near St Albans and the M1. (Image: Google Maps)

Objections to the changes can be made in writing to tro.team@hertfordshire.gov.uk or TRO Team, Postal Point (CHO242), County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford, SG13 8DN by Thursday, May 23.